MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 My Bottom Line:
Silken blueberry juice and mineral angles delve into intelligent acidity in this soft and bubbly creation.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the purplish gown.
-Blueberry flavors are well integrated.
-Drinkability is quite high; this is an elegant drink.
-Bacterial complexity roams within, giving depth to the fruitiness.
-A more recent batch (2014) had an atrocious nose of Antiphlogistine, green peppers atop the lactic fruitiness. Hard to understand why they put this batch out...Rating dropped from 4.1 to 3.5 to average things out.
OldGrowth (2820) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from the Beer Dispesary, Apex. good aroma, yeast and fruit. Blueberry, oak, vinegar. Blueish red color, good initial head, faded quickly to nothing. Sour flavor. Light body, thin creamy mouthfeel, tart dry finish. Itís good, nice blend on oak and blueberries, appearance was a little odd, head disappeared quickly, blueberry gives it a funny color. But still a nice beer
burg326 (4121) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep purple color with aromas of blueberries, light wet oak, some tartness, and a touch of vinegar. Flavors matched the aromas, tart blueberries, funk and some light wet wood, enjoybale and really drinkable.
slowrunner77 (6284) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Deep purple blue pour. Wonderful aroma and flavor of fresh blueberries, herbal and floral as well. Very fresh tasting, moderately sour. Probably the best blueberry beer Iíve had..."
thornecb (4637) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mahogany blue into a snifter. White micro head with excellent retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Blueberry and oak aromas. Sharp with sweet blueberry and tart lactic notes. Dry lasting blueberry powder finish.
fluffy (1842) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
like all cascades, this one is above the board in terms of quality sour. will want to have again.
Bacterial (1828) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 vintage. Beautiful purple pour, just a hint of cloudiness and a billowy white head. Blueberry and oak in the nose. Sour in a mellow way - not as bracingly sour like some of the Cascade beers can be. Dry finish. Earthy and musty blueberry tannin finish. Yummy.
bleeng (1552) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Pours dark red. Nose is tart and fruity. Tons of fruit plus a nice tartness. Delicious.
Oakes (13021) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light purple-red. Lots of barrel, touch of blueberry, touch yeasty, opening acidity, dash of fruit and almost a yoghurty lacto character.
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2014. Beautiful hazy purple. Genuine raw blueberry character shares equal billing with sourness that is more like unripened berries than anything, along with some subtle funk. A very drinkable sour.